About Me

Kira Thurgood is an aspiring YA speculative fiction author and an academic editor with multiple disabilities. Her head is in the stars ✨, and her heart is with the humans 💜. The rest of her resides in New Mexico amidst a family made of five people and five cats.


Email: kirathurgood@gmail.com

Note to Organizers: Because of her disabilities, Kira cannot attend most events outside of northern New Mexico. However, she is open to virtual appearances!

Social Media: Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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Name: Kira Nicole Thurgood (“Sunlight over the People’s Victory through Thunder and Inspired Frenzy”)

Age/Birthday: 27 years old, April 2nd

Gender: Female

Race/Ethnicity: White with English and Danish ancestry

Religion: Spiritually Mormonish

Orientations: Demisexual and biromantic

Location: New Mexico, U.S.A.

Education: Bachelor’s of Arts in English earned in 2016

Career: Freelance editor, seeking publication as a YA speculative fiction novelist

Interests: Stories, especially YA speculative fiction novels; human-related subjects like psychology, sociology, religion, art, history, and medicine; cats

Descriptive Adjectives: Determined, resilient, empathetic, devoted, intelligent, introverted, romantic, head-in-the-stars, global-thinking, rule-following, growth-motivated

Other: Is multiply disabled with autism, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; has dealt with various mental illnesses in the obsessive-compulsive area